Letter to members
Hereby we are sending you all the documents for our INLW General Meeting to be held in Andorra on May 18th 2017 at 9 am in Hotel Roc Blanc.
If you are considering coming to Andorra to participate at our General Meeting as well as at the Liberal International 70th Anniversary Congress you should inscribe for the Congress before 4 may it says on the inscription site! If you would like to participate as a delegate of INLW please let me know as soon as possible as there is a limit to the amount of delegates allowed per LI member (INLW can have 10 delegates).
For more information on the Congress please look at the LI website, www.liberal-international.org.
As far as our General Meeting is concerned:
Ruth Richardson from the Netherlands Antilles Aruba, who lives and works in the Netherlands for the Waterboard Rijnland has expressed her interest and willingness to become member of the INLW Board as Member with the specific task of stimulating the Discussion within INLW and Following the UN agenda for INLW Board and members. At the moment we are concentrating on the UN Commission on Women and to a certain degree on the Human Rights Commission in Geneva. But there are other subjects to study and follow at the UN. For instance on the subject of Environment and Sustainability and the SDG’s which are subjects that influence the lives of women and girls enormously. She is also willing to participate at some of the Conferences as a delegate for INLW. So I am very pleased to welcome Ruth in our Board to strengthen our work. She already helped this time by suggesting the two INLW resolutions and making the basic resolutions.
Patricia Olamendi and Leticia Gutíerrez both from Mexico, whose CV’s and photos are to be found in the attachments were co opted (asked to join the Board) at the last Liberal International Congress just after we held our INLW General Meeting. We only met each other then, which was too late to nominate them to be appointed in Mexico. Since they have joined, Patricia as Vice President for Latin America and Leticia as Member for expecially Mexico, have been actively participating in INLW. They were both in Barcelona when we held a Board Meeting to start up the new 3 year period of the Board and they were both at CSW last year and this year Leticia was also at CSW. Leticia and Patricia have been active with the “Consensus of Mexico”, a written Statement on the status of women’s rights and what is needed, which they made. They have collected thousands of signatures on the document from women in the area. At our General Meeting they will be officially appointed as members of the INLW Board.
These are the expected mutations to the Board.
Members can nominate a person for the other vacancies on the Board: Deputy Assistant, Vice General Secretary, Vice Treasurer, which have been vacant for some time. At the moment we think we have enough Board Members, but if an occasion occurs that we find someone from a country or an area which is not so well represented within INLW, that might be a good occasion to fill a vacancy. If a member wants to nominate someone; then please send us the name, a short Bio. with a recent photo and a recommendation from the party or organization as well as a motivation by the person before May 7th.
After our General Meeting which will be held from 9-10.15am, we will be holding an OPEN EVENT for all interested people from 10.30 till 12 o’clock. We hope to welcome some local Liberal Women from Andorra at this event.
INLW Morning Discussion
18th May 2017 at Hotel Roc Blanc, Andorra at 10.30 am
“20 YEARS INLW”
10.30 Opening of INLW panel event
- Presentation 20 Years INLW
- By amongst others Joaquima Alemany, Maysing Yang, Khadija El Morabit and myself
We are looking forward to seeing some of you in Andorra !
If you have questions please don’t hesitate to ask us.
With best wishes,
Margaret de Vos van Steenwijk Mireia Huerta
President of INLW Secretarry General of INLW
2017 Resolutions LI Andorra01 The Global Improvement of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (Open VLD) (1) 2017 Resolutions LI Andorra01 The Global Improvement of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (Open VLD) 2017 AGENDA General Meeting Andorra 2017 financial report 2015-2016 Andorra (2)
Hereby I send you an article of one of our new INLW members from the Chapter Moroccoan article of one of our new INLW members from the Chapter Morocco. The article is written in French but hopefully many of you will still be able to understand it.
Moreover we are happy to tell you that INLW has been given the opportunity of holding a Parallel Event at the next 61st CSW conference in New York at the UN.
Our event has the title: Overcoming Challenges Facing Women in Business in this Changing World
The Event will take place at:
Date: 14 March
Time: 4:30 PM
Venue: Community Church of New York
Wassenaar, October 2016
Hereby I would like to inform you on the last past activities where INLW was active. Please find that report in the attachment.
Also I would like to inform you about the coming events.
First INLW plans to take part in the 197th Liberal Executive Committee conference that will take place in Marrakech, Morocco from November 11th till the 13th. This Conference will be held In the margin of the UN Climate Change Summit, COP22 and under the patronage of Liberal International Vice-President on the Bureau, Minister of the Environment Hakima El Haité, who is also Deputy President of INLW. (COP22 is the Conference of Parties, the decision making organization of the UN Climate Treaty).
The 197th EC, which will have a special focus on the liberal approach to environmental policies fighting global warming and will draw together parliamentarians and liberals from around the world to discuss the 2017 Liberal Manifesto in the last statutory event ahead of the next LI Congress where the new 2017 Liberal Manifesto will be accepted.
Some of the INLW Board will attend the Conference and a Board meeting will be held.
Of course INLW who would like to attend the LI conference can find more information and subscription possibilities after September 30th on the LI website (www.Liberal-international.org).
INLW has submitted a resolution to the LI EX Com, on the role of women in climate change, see attachment.
Wassenaar, September 12th 2016
The next Liberal International Executive Committee Meeting will take place in Marrakesh between 11 and 13th November 2016.
As a member of INLW you are welcome to attend.
Some members of the INLW Board will attend and we hope to have a gathering of members and interested women guests on the Sunday the 13th of November.
On the 11th of November there will be 2 events concerning women. First the NDI (National Democratic Institute based in the USA) together with LI and INLW will tackle the subject
“# Not the the Cost Campaign”, which is about violence in all forms against female politicians.
Wassenaar, April 2016
As I mentioned in my last letter, we were present at the 60th Liberal International Congress in Mexico City, where we held our INLW General Meeting.
During this meeting some new members of our Board were installed.
Our new Board consists of:
President: Margaret de Vos van Steenwijk, Netherlands;
Deputy President: Hakima El Haité, Morocco;
Secretary General: Mireia Huerta Sala, Spain;
Treasurer: Lysbeth van Valkenburg-Lely, Netherlands;
Vice Presidents: Kaba Fofana Yaya Fanta, Côte d’Ivoire; Marianne Kallen-Morren, Netherlands; Khadija El Morabit, Morocco; Patricia Olamendi, Mexico; Maysing Yang, Taiwan
Member: Leticia Gutíerrez, Mexico
Immediate Past President: Joaquima Alemany Roca, Spain
Call to all members to pay their 2015 subsciption to INLW
Please do so as we need your support to continue our work. See hereunder on how to pay. N.B. Those members who will be in Mexico we urge to pay their yearly subscription as only members who have paid their 2015 subscription have voting rights.
Individual Membership fee is €15 ; Group Membership fee €150
Payable by International Money transfer to INLW account in Wassenaar, NL:
Name: Stichting INLW; Account number: BIC: ABNANL2A; IBAN: NL19ABNA0537746102.
In de nieuwsbrief kunt u lezen over de activiteiten van INLW in het afgelopen jaar. U kunt de nieuwsbrief hier lezen.